Genesis 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
We are taught that, originally, the act of being naked was in the Garden of Eden was not ‘sinful’. But on disobeying God -the sin of eating the apple, the fall from Grace- Adam and Eve suddenly became aware they were naked and clothed themselves in fig leaves.
I’m not going to get into a theological discussion on what all of that means. What I am going to argue that it’s only on thinking that sin is involved does nakedness become something ‘shameful’.
Naturism separates the learned sin or shame or embarrassment we learn and are taught from a young age, literally strips away that learned condition and leaves us back, without shame, with the state of being nude.
I’ve said before that I’m not a church-goer. That’s not to diminish anyone else’s faith…
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